Townflex understands that the recently launched $8 blue subscription, which was introduced earlier this week by microblogging firm Twitter Inc., has been suspended.
The prime motive behind Twitter’s blue subscription’s initial introduction this week was to address a growing issue of people mimicking well-known businesses.
It has been established that the decision to stop the $8 subscription was made considering that there are greater fake accounts popping up already.
According to Bloomberg, in private information made available to them, all existing subscribers will still have access to their accounts.
According to the individual, the company has also brought back “official” badges for high-profile accounts, with the gray badge showing up again Friday beneath the profiles of companies and significant media sites based on an internal approved list. Prior to being abandoned, the identification tag was implemented earlier this week.
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Since Twitter started allowing paying customers to receive verified blue check marks, there have been an increasing number of fake accounts. While a fake Eli Lilly & Co. account tweeted that insulin was now free, requiring the corporation to issue an apology, another account acting as Nintendo Inc. released an image of Super Mario holding up a middle finger. A fictitious Tesla Inc. account made light of the automaker’s track record for safety.
“To combat impersonation, we’ve added an ‘Official’ label to some accounts,” Twitter Support tweeted on Friday.
Elon Musk tweeted the same day that all accounts engaged in parody must include “parody” in their name.
The world’s wealthiest man, who acquired Twitter last month for $44 billion, is facing a slew of challenges as top advertisers pull back from the platform amid concern over the company’s ability to tackle impostors and hate speech. Musk, who has also seen resignations among his leadership team, said this week in his first address to employees that the company could face bankruptcy, Bloomberg News previously reported.
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